First National Title Expands to Florida

May 24, 2016

First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) is now licensed and fully operational in the state of Florida.

“First National’s growth strategy is to expand our territory to select states with strong networks of independent agents, solid title premiums and low claims. In early 2015, we determined that Florida met this criterion,” said FNTI President Chris Phillips. “We then spent a majority of the year developing the strategy necessary to succeed in that market. We have the staff and processes in place to grow a network of independent agents looking for an underwriter who shares their entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to succeeding in this competitive market.”

DJ Horn, vice president and national agency manager will lead the expansion. The company hired Audra Tyler as plant manager, while Tampa attorney John Redding will handle underwriting services.

“Florida has a large number of independent agents looking for a supportive, agent-driven underwriter,” Horn said. “The overall real estate market has fully recovered and the growth potential for an underwriter that does not compete with any of the independent agents is enormous. We intend to be the underwriter of choice for a large group of like-minded, entrepreneurial agents.”

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